Feeding Farmers Week #2 – Thompson Farms

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For Week #2 of AgriGold’s Feeding Farmers, the Ohio Ag Net crew headed to Wilmington and Thompson Farms. It is a busy time there, as planting wraps up, spraying and side dressing begin and a new 280,000 bushel grain bin is being constructed. Dale Minyo visited with Bill Thompson about all of the activity on the farm. Get your farm signed up to win here!last_img

Panasonic Unveils the DVX200: A Pro All-In-One Camcorder

first_imgPanasonic’s professional grade DVX200 camcorder offers high-res and high-fps.Last year, Panasonic made a huge splash with their announcement of the wildly popular GH4. This year they’ve decided to release a camera that’s significantly different, but nonetheless important — the AG-DVX200 4K.The AG-DVX200 4KThe AG-DVX200 4K (commonly known as the DVX200) is an all-in-one camcorder designed with professionals in mind. The camera has a ton of great features that modern filmmakers and videographers will appreciate. Most notably, the camera is able to record in native 4K and UHD. While you can only record in 24p in 4K, when you are shooting in UHD you can record up to 60p in MP4 or MOV file formats.Photo via News ShooterThe DVX200 uses a 4/3″ MOS sensor to record up to 120fps in FHD. Instead of having interchangeable lenses, the camera has a Leica zoom lens which shoots in 28mm-365mm, 35 equivalent focal length. The lens features an aperture of f/2.8-f/4.5.The camera has all the major features you’ve come to love about the DVX100, like adjustable zoom rings, internal ND filters, and manual iris control. However, the DVX200 has enhanced stabilization in the form of a 5-axis built-in stabilizer that has a “4x correction-area Image Stabilizer.” This technology is very similar to that found in the a7II. On the front of the camera lens, users will be able to attach lens filters via 72mm groove rings. No test footage has hit the internet yet, but we’re very interested to see how the footage from the DVX-200 looks. Panasonic described the bokeh as “subtle,” which might be another word for saying the depth of field isn’t great, but we’ll see.The following video from NAB 2015 reveals a few details about the new DVX-200.This video was created by the good people at No Film School. Pricing and AvailabilityThe DVX200 will be available in Fall of 2015 for under $5,000.Want to read more about the DVX200? Check out a few of the following resources:NAB 2015: Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Handheld 4/3″ Camera – NewsShooterPanasonic Reveals Their New Large Sensor 4K Handheld Camera, the AG-DVX200 – NoFilmSchoolThe Panasonic DVX200 – 4K Large-Sensor Camcorder – Cinema 5DWhat do you think about the new AG-DVX200 4K? Share your thoughts in the comments below.   Dynamic Range  Up to 12 Stops While style points don’t really matter when it comes to the final image, it should be noted that the camera looks incredibly awesome. With a carbon-fiber finish and red metallic details, the camera looks awesomely impressive.AG-DVX200 4K Specs   Frame Rate  24 at 4K, Up to 60 at UHD/HD   Color  Carbon Fiber with Red   Monitoring  Built-In Display   Cards  2 SD Card Slots   Lens Mount  Built-in Lens   Audio  2-Stereo XLR Inputs   Sensor  4/3″ Large-Format MOS   Compression  MP4 or MOV   Resolution  Up to 4K (4096×2160)last_img read more

West Bengal State Election Commission reviews panchayat poll security

first_imgWest Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) on Saturday held a meeting with 10 political parties of West Bengal on the subject of security arrangements for the upcoming Panchayat polls in the State. Representatives of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Congress, and other political parties, met State Election Commissioner A.K. Singh. While representatives of the ruling Trinamool Congress refused to comment on the matter, BJP and CPI(M) leaders who attended the meeting expressed concern. “Armed forces are needed in every polling booth,” Jayprakash Majumder, State BJP vice president, who was part of the BJP delegation meeting the SEC, said. The West Bengal government, which has sought additional forces from other States, has assured that adequate forces will be available for holding the polls on a single day on May 14.last_img read more

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first_imgName of Organization Number of Offers Embibe.com 1 Korra Jeans 1 Wukilabs Technologies Private Limited 1 National Law University, Delhi 1 Jindal Global University 1 TOTAL 5 *Institutes for pursuing LL.M degrees by the 2015 graduated students of JGLS included Oxford University, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law,Central EuropeanUniversity, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, George Washington University Law School, Maurer School of Law, Indiana,University of Essex School of Law, Universityof San Francisco Law School, & World Trade Institute, Berne. Many accepted students have also received generous scholarships including the Benjamin GuptaMemorial Scholarship, GW, Dean?s Merit Scholarship, Benjamin Cardozo, and several tuition waivers. *Several graduating students also opted to prepare for competitive exams for civil & judicial services. Higher Education Details University of Admission Number of Students University of Oxford, UK 1 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA 1 World Trade Institute, Switzerland 1 Korea University, South Korea 1 Georgetown University Law Center, USA 1 Indiana University Maurer School of Law, USA 1 University of San Francisco, USA 1 Columbia University, USA 1 University of Warwick, UK 1 Lewis & Clark Law School, USA 1 Central European University, Hungary 1 (MORE) BusinessWire AKGlast_img read more

CHINA-SCS 2LAST

first_imgThe white paper attacked the Philippines saying thatThe white paper attacked the Philippines saying that Manila turned a blind eye to bilateral consensus, has repeatedly taken moves that complicate the relevant disputes, gradually intensified them between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea.The Philippines built military facilities on some islands and reefs of Chinas Nansha Qundao (the Nansha Islands/Spratly islands) it has invaded and illegally occupied.The Philippines deliberately destroyed survey markers set up by China and attempted to illegally occupy Chinas Renai Jiao by using a military vessel illegally run around it.The Philippines also has territorial pretencions on Chinas Huangyan Dao and attempted to occupy it illegally, deliberately causing the Huangyan Dao Incident, it said.The Philippines has intruded into relevant maritime areas of Chinas Nansha Qundao to carry out illegal oil and gas exploratory drilling and bidding.The Philippines has repeatedly harassed and attacked Chinese fishermen and fishing boats conducting routine fishing operations, according to the white paper.In January 2013, the then government of the Republic of the Philippines unilaterally initiated the South China Sea arbitration.By doing so, the Philippines has violated its standing agreement with China to settle the relevant disputes through bilateral negotiation, has violated Chinas right to choose means of dispute settlement of its own will as a State Party to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and has abused the UNCLOS dispute settlement procedures, it said.”The Philippines has distorted facts, misinterpreted laws and concocted a pack of lies, in an attempt to deny Chinas territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea,” it said.advertisementThe Arbitral Tribunal established at the Philippines unilateral request has no jurisdiction over relevant submissions, and awards rendered by it are null and void and have no binding force, the white paper said.Chinas territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea shall under no circumstances be affected by those awards.China does not accept or recognise those awards.China opposes and will never accept any claim or action based on those awards, it said. PTI KJV AMSlast_img read more

Do Chelsea have a buy-back clause for Thorgan Hazard?

first_imgEden Hazard isn’t the sole football prodigy in his family, after his younger brother Thorgan scored two goals for Belgium in their recent Nations League loss to Switzerland in early November.Thorgan is only two years younger than his brother and is also deployed in an attacking midfield and winger role, and is a strong prospect for his Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach.What’s more interesting about Thorgan, however, is the fact that he followed his older brother to Chelsea in 2012 before making a permanent move to Germany, and what had Blues fans buzzing recently is whether Thorgan could yet return to Stamford Bridge in the future. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! So what is the full story on the younger Hazard, and does his contract dictate that he could make a Blues comeback? Goal takes a look.Who is Thorgan Hazard? Eden Hazard Thorgan Hazard Belgium 2018Hazard is a Belgian midfielder who plays for Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach, and is the younger brother of Chelsea star Eden Hazard.Like his older brother, the younger Hazard plays in an attacking midfielder and winger for both club and country.The 25-year-old followed in his older sibling’s footsteps in starting his youth career progressing through the ranks at Belgian sides Royal Stade Brainois and Tubize, before signing his first professional contract after graduating from the Lens academy in France.Hazard’s parents thought that a move to France from Belgium would further his football career and accepted the offer, emulating the path of Eden – who signed a professional contract with Lille, who are the main rivals of Lens.During Hazard’s time at Lens, he came up alongside established players such as Raphael Varane and Geoffrey Kondogbia in the side that that won the Ligue 2 title in the 2008-09 season.How long did Thorgan Hazard stay at Chelsea? In the summer of 2012, after three years with Lens, Hazard signed for Chelsea not long after they had already agreed terms for the transfer of his older brother Eden from Lille.The younger Hazard made his debut only outing at any level for the Blues in August 2012 in an Under-21 Premier League fixture against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.Though Hazard was a Chelsea player for three years, but spent much of that on loan – first in a two-year spell at Belgian side Zulte Waregem from 2012 to 2014 and then at Borussia Monchengladbach in the 2014-15 campaign.At Zulte Waregem, the midfielder was honoured with the Belgian Golden Shoe in January 2014, awarded to the best footballer in the Belgian Pro League, and scored 21 goals over 90 appearances.In his debut season on loan for Borussia Monchengladbach, Hazard scored five goals in 41 outings.He never played in a competitive fixture for Chelsea, and eventually agreed to leave the side to join Mochengladbach permanently on July 1 2015, signing a five-year contract.The transfer fee was reported to be €8 million (£5.9m), which is 16 times as much as Chelsea originally paid for him.Is Thorgan Hazard a full Belgium international?Thorgan Hazard Michy Batshuayi BelgiumHazard has represented his country in every level starting with the Under-15 side, and was handed his first senior call-up against the United States in May 2013, and has since earned 19 caps and registered three goals.The midfielder made his international debut for Belgium as a second-half substitute for Romelu Lukaku in the 4-2 win against the USMNT, and was included as one of his country’s seven standby players for the 2014 World Cup.His second senior cap came three-and-a-half years later, however, in a 1-1 draw against the Netherlands in November 2016 when he made a substitute appearance.He netted his first goal for Belgium in a 2018 World Cup qualifying match in October 2017 against Cyprus, and went on to be included in Roberto Martinez’s 23-man squad for the finals in Russia.He recently scored two memorable goals against Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League in November in a 5-2 loss.Do Chelsea have a buy-back clause for Thorgan Hazard? The Blues have had a history of retaining interest in their former midfielder , and Hazard has spoken about his desire to one day return to West London – but it is uncertain whether a contractual agreement was ever reached.During the time of Hazard’s transfer from Chelsea to Borussia Monchengladbach, he stated that there was a buy-back clause included that would let him return to Stamford Bridge in the future.At the time, he stated according to the Metro : “It is true that Chelsea has a buy-back option. I’m glad, because I hope to still play for Chelsea.”That remains a goal. I am focusing on excelling at Borussia Monchengladbach, but I still hope to play for Chelsea one day.”The full details of his contract, however, are far from straightforward, as Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl denied any possibility of there being a clause that would allow the midfielder to return to Chelsea.”There is no clause,” he told Express.de .  “I do not want to comment on any contract content. But we also do not need to make any secrets about it.”If we get such a top player from Chelsea, then Chelsea has, of course, always the opportunity, in whatever form, to think about this player.”Furthermore, Sport Witness  revealed earlier in the year – after translating a report originally made by SportBild – that they have an option of matching any offer received for Hazard, negotiated when they sold him to the German side.Additionally, in a recent interview with  Onze Mondial , Hazard again remained optimistic that his contract did include a clause, though it appeared to be more of a come-and-get-me plea directed at Chelsea than anything concrete.”My father [Thierry Hazard] deals with [contract issues] now,” he revealed. “Sometimes, I hear there is one. Here, I’m told there isn’t. Frankly, I don’t know.”It’s not that I don’t care, but I don’t think about it. I’m happy here. If Chelsea want to buy me back one day, I think they’ll do it, that’s not an issue. Actually, if there is or isn’t one, it’s the same, really.”last_img read more

Virat Kohli breaks another Sachin Tendulkar record, this time in Tests

first_imgVirat Kohli on Friday became the quickest among India captains to reach 1000 Test runs outside India in the course of his 15th half-century.The record was previously held by Sachin Tendulkar who got to 1000 runs away from home as India’s Test skipper in 19 innings – Kohli got there in only 17.Earlier in July, Kohli broke Tendulkar’s record for most hundreds in chases during the fifth and final One-Day International against West Indies in Jamaica.While The Little Master took 232 innings to score 17 hundreds, Kohli got there in just 102 innings to score 18 ODI tons while batting second.Virat Kohli reached 1000 runs as captain in away Tests in 17 innsOnly G Sobers 13, A Cook 14 & Bob Simpson 16 have done it quicker.#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 28, 2017Kohli’s sublime fifty, his first Test innings of significance since the double hundred against Bangladesh in Hyderabad earlier this year, along with Abhinav Mukund’s second fifty, stretched India’s massive lead over Sri Lanka on the third day of the first Test at Galle.Earlier in the day, India had taken a 309-run first innings lead before Kohli decided not to enforce the follow-on for the fifth time out of seven chances he has had since taking over as captain from MS Dhoni in 2014. However, the tourists lost first innings centurions Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara quickly and then rain forced an early tea.When play resumed after a prolonged break, Kohli announced his intentions to get off the mark with a fine boundary. Gone were the shaky movements that had seen him falter against Australia in the three Tests at home – he quickly raced away to a half-century and dictated terms to the Sri Lankans.advertisementKohli has been in sensational form as captain, having scored nine of his 16 hundreds as skipper. He has four double hundreds. Away from home, Kohli has been equally potent, smashing five hundreds as captain including one double hundred.last_img read more

Bribery Case Opened against PSG President, Properties were Searched in Greece

first_imgGENEVA (AP) — Swiss federal prosecutors have announced a criminal case for suspected bribery linked to World Cup broadcast rights against Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the Qatari president of Paris Saint-Germain.The investigation concerns alleged bribes offered to former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke to award 2026 and 2030 World Cup rights to Qatari-owned BeIN Media Group, the office of Switzerland’s attorney general said on Thursday.The latest proceeding in a broader Swiss investigation of FIFA is against “Jerome Valcke, the chief executive officer of the BeIN Media Group LLC Nasser Al-Khelaifi, and a businessman in the sports rights sector,” federal prosecutors said.Valcke was alleged to have received “undue advantages” from the businessman, who was not identified, to award “media rights for certain countries” for four World Cups from 2018 through 2030.Valcke was questioned on Thursday and properties were searched in France, Greece, Italy and Spain.Swiss prosecutors said the action was carried out with Eurojust, a European Union agency for cooperation in criminal matters.“Multiple premises were searched, assets were seized and interviews were conducted as a result of this joint operation,” the European justice body said in a statement.The criminal proceeding was opened on March 20, but only announced on Thursday, the Swiss federal office said.The proceeding against Al-Khelaifi is one of the first direct links to Qatar in sweeping investigations by authorities in the United States, France and Switzerland of FIFA, international soccer, and the 2018-2022 World Cup bidding contests.Al-Khelaifi’s profile has risen in recent weeks as PSG pursued and sealed a world record transfer of Brazil star Neymar from Barcelona for 220 million euros ($260 million).The case stemmed from a wider investigation of FIFA’s business that saw criminal proceedings opened against Valcke in March 2016.Valcke was FIFA’s CEO-like secretary general under then-president Sepp Blatter from 2007 until he was fired in January 2016.The French former TV presenter was in Switzerland on Wednesday to testify at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in his appeal hearing against a 10-year ban by FIFA for financial wrongdoing and abuse of expenses.GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

2nd ODI: Fakhar Zaman, Usman Khan help Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe

first_imgFakhar Zaman continued with his impressive form with the bat as he blasted an unbeaten 117 to help Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe in the second one day international at Bulawayo on Monday.Pakistan’s 9-wicket victory has helped them take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.Chasing a paltry 195 for a win, Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq provided Pakistan a brilliant start adding 119 runs for the opening wicket.Babar Azam too tagtetted the loose deliveries and was involved in an unbroken 76-run stand for the second wicket.Zaman, who notched up his second century, smashed 16 fours in his 129-ball knock and sprinted Pakistan to 195/1 in 36 overs.The left-hander survived two close chances when he could have been run out in the second over and then was dropped soon after completing his century.Earlier, fast bowlers Usman Khan (4/36) and Hasan Ali (3/32) took the bulk of the wickets and dismissed Zimbabwe for 194 in 49.2 overs.Captain Hamilton Masakadza (59), who won the toss and elected to bat, and Peter Moor (50) gave the total some respectability as the rest of the batsmen struggled against Pakistan’s seamers under overcast conditions.Pakistan won the first match by 201 runs last Friday and lead the five-match series 2-0. The third match of the series will be played in Bulawayo on Wednesday.(With inputs from AP)last_img read more

Australia slip to fifth in ICC rankings after 1-0 loss to Pakistan

first_imgAustralia lost to Pakistan in the second Test by 373 runs at Abu Dhabi to concede the two-Test series 1-0 at Abu Dhabi on Friday.That was not the only effect of their loss, as their position in the ICC Test rankings too received a battering.They have slipped from third to fifth position in the ICC Test Team Rankings after losing the Test series to Pakistan.Pakistan vs Australia – REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSAustralia, who started the series at 106 points and behind South Africa only on decimals, are now on 102 points, marginally behind New Zealand on decimal points.Meanwhile, Pakistan have made substantial gains in terms of points, in the list led by India with 116 points.ALL OVER! Pakistan too good in Abu Dhabi to take the series 1-0.Yasir claims the final wicket with Khawaja unable to bat: https://t.co/oisEOaAba8 #PAKvAUS pic.twitter.com/ZYRtQM3Q6Qcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 19, 2018Pakistan, who could have overtaken Sri Lanka with a 2-0 series win, remain in seventh position but have advanced from 88 to 95 points and to within two points of Sri Lanka.After the end of the match, Australia skipper Tim Paine conceded that Australia do still need to improve as a team despite their resolute show in the first Test in Dubai.”Disappointing to let things slip from the first session in Day 1. Our bowlers toiled pretty well on that wicket. It’s just our batting. Abbas tested our defence time and time again. Have to go on and improve. No sugarcoating, our batting needs to be addressed. He just challenges your defence. We weren’t good enough to keep him out for long,” Paine said at the post match presentation.advertisement”We came today with high hopes. Last Test we showed fight and spirit that we want to be renowned for. Definite positives from this series. We debuted three guys in the top six and at some points, they all showed they belong. Lyon was good,” he said.last_img read more